[lively-kernel] Looking to pare down LK

Robert Krahn robert.krahn at gmail.com
Sat Sep 13 10:35:31 CEST 2014

I put the last part of my previous answer into a small tutorial:


On Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 12:28 PM, David Mason <dmason at ryerson.ca> wrote:

> Lively Kernel is way cool!
> Unfortunately, it doesn't address my needs directly.
> I am developing a web app and I want 2 things:
> 1) a nice IDE that lets me develop Javascript code, test it out, and
> where I can hide it when I need the whole screen for the app.  LK does
> (most) of this.
> 2) the deliverable needs to load very quickly, so I need to be able to
> deploy something where (at least most of LK) is out of the picture.
> The app was previously written with Amber Smalltalk so depends on a
> very Smalltalk-like class hierarchy, so I would want most of what is
> in the base "classes" in core/lively/lang but not much more (maybe
> net, definitely not morphic).
> Is this doable?  Is there a template for it, or a how-to?
> (Actually the app is currently in Amber Smalltalk, but I'm considering
> moving to more-or-less pure javascript.  I would write tools to
> automatically translate translate the Smalltalk to Javascript/LK.
> Hmm, I wonder how doable it would be to add a Smalltalk parser/editor
> to edit the .st files directly.  It would obviously have a different
> object/class model, but could use Smalltalk syntax.  Any opinion on
> how difficult that would be?)
> Thanks  ../Dave
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